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Matthew Hendler

Matthew Hendler attended Blue Valley North and is a member of the Syracuse University Class of 2017. He is a student in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and is majoring in Finance and Supply Chain with a minor in Political Science. Matthew spent three semesters at CAPS in Global Business.

Here is what Matthew had to say about this CAPS experience:

The CAPS business course made an impact on my future by helping me decide that business was the right fit for me. Through my teachers, guest speakers and projects I knew that I would major in the business school at Syracuse. CAPS helped me prepare for college because it made me improve my time management skills. In CAPS there are semester long projects that you cannot procrastinate with. This is equal to projects in college as well as internships.

I have had three internships while at Syracuse. In the summer of 2014 I interned at a start up in Kansas City called Minute Movement. In the summer of 2015 I was a marketing intern for LG Electronics MobileComm  in their Overland Park office. In this past summer I was a supply chain intern for Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers in Framingham, MA. All three internships were great experiences and provided me with a concrete idea of what I would like to do after college.

My post graduate plans are to work in the supply chain field. I don’t have any specific region I would like to work in, but I have a strong passion for working in Latin America (specifically Brazil) after studying abroad in São Paulo, Brazil. I would like to use my Portuguese and potentially work with that region.

My biggest takeaway form CAPS was how important networking and connections are. Whether it is professors, guest speakers, mentors, or peers everyone is a contact that can help you in the future. As well, everything that is taught in class about being professional puts CAPS students at an advantage when they enter college!